We are accepting applications for boarding and day places for Autumn 2020 entry. 

If you would like to find out more, including information about the Aided Places Scheme, please email admissions@st-marys-music-school.co.uk




Judith Busbridge, Viola

Judith graduated in Music from Birmingham University and completed her viola studies with Thomas Riebl in Salzburg, where she was solo violist in the Camerata Academica under the directorship of Sándor Végh.

In September 2013 Judith joined the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as one of their principal violas. She has a busy schedule playing for the Opera season as well as for the productions of the Royal Ballet.

As a former member of two multi-award-winning chamber music ensembles; the Dante String Quartet and Ensemble 360, Judith has performed at major concert halls and festivals throughout the UK and Europe, regularly broadcasting on BBC Radio 3 and winning the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber Music both in 2007 and 2013

Her varied freelance career includes being Principal Viola in the London Mozart Players as well as playing guest principal viola with the ECO, the Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra and The Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

She is also solo viola in John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, which performs repertoire of nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on period instruments.

Judith Busbridge 1982 - 1983 

Judith Busbridge, Viola

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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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